FED CUP - Camila Giorgi officially refuses to play: her father is the protagonist of all this...

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FED CUP - Camila Giorgi officially refuses to play: her father is the protagonist of all this...

Italian Camila Giorgi has made her decision: she will not play Fed Cup tie against Spain despite the captain Corrado Barazzutti chose her after that she already had announced it the day before. The apparent reason behind this decision is because she has to play WTA Stuttgart Qualies, that take place in the same weekend as Fed Cup does (16-17 April).

This could not be an acceptable reason if you have to play for your Country, and especially if you have reached an agreement which provids that Giorgi, who usually trains in the National tennis centre, must play all Fed Cup ties.

Giorgi's father, Sergio, is obviously the "protagonist" of all this: his relationship with Francesca Schiavone is not good according to Italian Newspaper Corriere della Sera, since they would have fought last February in Marseille in the tie against France.

But there would have been bad moments between father and daughter too both last year in Brindisi during the tie against USA, and in Marseille when the captain Corrado Barazzutti would have kept Camila calm after a fight with her father.

There is also much money at stake: FIT will ask Sergio Giorgi to leave the National centre where both practice together, but also to give back with interest the money reiceved over the last years, and we are speaking about important numbers: 125.000 for expenditure and travels, 55.000 for prizes because of Fed Cup results and 145.000 extra, so around 300.000 in total.

At this point Camila will probably skip Olympics, and maybe WTA Rome event too after what Sergio Palmieri, director of the tournament, said to Il Messaggero: 'He is a wall, a person who is never self-critical. He speaks about blackmail, but when you sign an agreement you must respect it.

To me Sergio Giorgi did not read the whole contract.' According to Palmieri, Camila's introvert character is like this because of her father: 'Camila has never had the chance to speak alone with anyone, because he is always there.

She doesn't have friends on the Tour, but after the shower she runs away with her father and says it's their fault...'. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: ´It´s impossible to stop Djokovic. Roland Garros? There are four very important events before´